What conditions typically come to mind when you hear the word “chiropractic?” For many people what comes to mind are headaches, back and neck pain. These conditions can be very treatable under good chiropractic care, but what you may not realize is that so many other things can benefit from it as well.
Some other conditions that can be treated by a chiropractor are:
Misalignments in the upper part of the neck can disrupt nerve function which can hinder the proper drainage of the Eustachian tube in the ear which in turn can lead to a buildup of bacteria causing an infection. Chiropractic adjustments can help restore proper alignment in the neck allowing appropriate drainage of the Eustachian tubes which in turn allow the body to heal naturally.
Help Improve Sleep
Chiropractic care can help decrease your pain which in turn promotes the part of your nervous system that helps with rest and relaxation. Chiropractors can also give advice on improving your sleep position as well as options for good mattresses and pillows that would help you sleep more comfortably.
The nervous system controls and coordinates the immune system. So, a properly functioning nervous system is crucial for having a healthy immune system. Chiropractic adjustments help relieve stress on the nervous system, which can have an indirect positive affect to your immune system function.
Easier Pregnancy and Birthing Process
As the pregnancy progresses, certain hormones cause the ligaments to relax allowing the joints in the spine and pelvis to move more freely, which in turn may allow them to shift out of alignment, resulting in discomfort to the expecting mother. Adjustments can realign the spine and pelvis which may not only help the comfort of the expecting mother during pregnancy, but also make the birthing process easier when things are able to line up and move like they are supposed to.
Automobile Collision Injuries
Say you have an unfortunate day where you are hit by another vehicle. Automobile collisions often do serious damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the body, especially the ones around the spine. If left untreated, these injuries can lead to chronic long-term pain and dysfunction of the involved joints. Typically, the sooner you are able to start your treatment the better your long-term outcome will be as you allow the body to properly heal.
Enhanced Athletic Performance
Many elite athletes utilize chiropractic care to keep their body functioning at peak performance. There are many ways that chiropractic care can help athletic performance and just to name a few; it can decrease pain, increase range of motion, and relieve muscle tension. But for simplicity sake, if you have misalignments or have restricted segmental motion in your spine, inhibiting the nervous system from functioning properly, you will not be able to meet your full potential as an athlete.
With this being said, chiropractic adjustments are one of the safest methods to naturally and holistically treat patients with a wide array of conditions.
What so many people fail to realize is that the body is completely connected. One issue can cause several symptoms. God created you special and unique with a body to work in complete, complex, beautiful unity within itself. As we journey through life, different things happen to our bodies and we experience different traumas that throw us out of alignment. A chiropractor can help restore proper alignment allowing your body to heal naturally.
If you are interested to learn more about chiropractic care, feel free to contact the good people at Southern Life Chiropractic.
This article is brought to you by Southern Life Chiropractic. Southern Life Chiropractic provides chiropractic care in the Spring Hill, Thompson Station & Columbia areas of Tennessee. Chiropractor Dr. Blair Baxter DC provides corrective care relief for conditions such as neck pain, lower back pain, headaches, pinched nerves, whiplash, & sciatica. Contact them at 931-488-8255 and follow them on Facebook.
Southern Life Chiropractic is located at 5226 Main Street, Unit D-2, Spring Hill, TN.